$117 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 13, 2014 Check-out: Sep 14, 2014

Riviera Hotel Seoul

4 stars
53-7, Chongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-952
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
35 reviews
wonderful hotel in Seoul

This was one of the best hotels I have ever been to. I booked the bigger size room (Luxury dbl. )... See full review

  • avnu
  • Apr 8, 2013
Ribera (Riviera)

This hotel is great. It was clean, wifi, club downstairs, what more can you want? From the airport... See full review

  • Rollin' in China
  • May 22, 2014
Simple pleasures for business travelers in Gangnam

The Hotel Riviera Seoul is a comfortable, well-appointed business-oriented hotel located in the Gangnam district, making it an ideal location for travelers searching for accommodation near the COEX Convention Center. With warm, inviting rooms, diverse dining options, top-flight recreation opportunities and a variety of conference and meeting rooms, this property contains the ingredients the business traveler needs for a successful trip.

Highlights
  • Convenient location to World Trade Center and COEX Convention Center
  • Fitness center with gym, indoor swimming pool, sauna, golf range (fees may apply)
  • Grand ballroom with space for up to 1,000 people
  • Four specialty restaurants, including a lounge with views of the city
  • Traditional Korean Ondol rooms with heated floors are available
Rooms

The 320 rooms at the Hotel Riviera Seoul have been designed with comfort and convenience in mind. Each room contains a large work desk, LCD TV with satellite service, in-room safe and high-speed Internet access (fees apply). Private bathrooms feature a jetted bathtub. Traditional, heated-floor Ondol rooms are also available.

Features

The Hotel Riviera Seoul may put a premium on business travelers, but there are plenty of amenities that help guests turn their focus from work. The fitness club offers a large indoor swimming pool with aqua aerobics and swimming classes available. A 24-hour men's sauna, and a women's sauna are on-site (fees apply). The large indoor golf range has 13 holes and a putting green (fees may apply).

Dining

Four restaurants feature varied cuisine and atmosphere. WynDyn is a modern Chinese and Japanese restaurant, and Café Vista features live music and morning buffets. Sky Lounge serves pub-style food and stunning views of Seoul. The Color offers a convivial atmosphere with big-screen TVs.

Transportation
  • Shuttle service to COEX and Samsung subway station
  • Gimpo International Airport (13.8 mi/22.3 km)
  • Incheon International Airport (31 mi/50 km)
Attractions
  • Bongeunsa Temple (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Olympic Stadium (1 mi/1.7 km)
  • National Theater of Korea (3.7 mi/5.9 km)
  • Dongdaemun Market (4 mi/6.5 km)
Business
  • Two ballrooms available for conferences and events
  • High-speed Internet access available (fees apply)

Hotel Map

37.5238 127.0543
Area served
Seoul.
Nearby airports
Seoul Incheon International Airport.
Area description
The Riviera Hotel Seoul is situated south of the Han River and guests can feel a unique sentiment of it. Located in 2 blocks away from the Seoul's second downtown, the sprawling Gangnam area, the hotel is close to the COEX convention center, Korea World Trade Center and the City Air terminal.

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Riviera Hotel Seoul Rooms

Superior Double Room
Room offers a double bed with amenities like Large business desks and comfortable beds in every room are optimal for businessmen who travel around the world. Climate control, Air conditioning, Multi-line phone, Voice mail, Direct-dial phone, Complimentary bottled water, Refrigerator, Minibar, Coffee/tea maker, Wake-up calls, Daily housekeeping, Turndown service, Bathroom phone, Bathrobes, Complimentary toiletries, Hair dryer, Bidet, Extra towels/bedding in room, Makeup/shaving mirror, In-room massage available, Slippers, Satellite television service, Electronic/magnetic keys, In-room safe, Iron/ironing board (on request), Clock radio, Desk, Rollaway/extra beds available, Cribs/infant beds available, Smoking permitted, Free Wi-Fi, Free wired high-speed Internet
Superior Twin Room
Room offers two twin bed with amenities like Large business desks and comfortable beds in every room are optimal for businessmen who travel around the world. Climate control, Air conditioning, Multi-line phone, Voice mail, Direct-dial phone, Complimentary bottled water, Refrigerator, Minibar, Coffee/tea maker, Wake-up calls, Daily housekeeping, Turndown service, Bathroom phone, Bathrobes, Complimentary toiletries, Hair dryer, Bidet, Extra towels/bedding in room, Makeup/shaving mirror, In-room massage available, Slippers, Satellite television service, Electronic/magnetic keys, In-room safe, Iron/ironing board (on request), Clock radio, Desk, Rollaway/extra beds available, Cribs/infant beds available, Smoking permitted, Free Wi-Fi, Free wired high-speed Internet
Luxury Double Room
Room offers a double bed. The Luxury Double rooms are designed to provide larger and more pleasant spaces. They are characterized by modern and simple interiors. Each room has personal safe and comfortable beds, and provides businessmen who travel around the world with the optimal comfort. Climate control, Air conditioning, Multi-line phone, Voice mail, Direct-dial phone, Complimentary bottled water, Refrigerator, Minibar, Coffee/tea maker, Wake-up calls, Daily housekeeping, Turndown service, Bathroom phone, Bathrobes, Complimentary toiletries, Hair dryer, Bidet, Extra towels/bedding in room, Makeup/shaving mirror, In-room massage available, Slippers, Satellite television service, Electronic/magnetic keys, In-room safe, Iron/ironing board (on request), Clock radio, Desk, Rollaway/extra beds available, Cribs/infant beds available, Smoking permitted, Free Wi-Fi, Free wired high-speed Internet
Luxury Twin Room
Room offers two twin bed. The Luxury Twin rooms are designed to provide larger and more pleasant spaces. It is characterized by modern and simple interiors. Each room has a personal safe, and 2 comfortable beds, and provides businessmen, who travel around the world, with the optimal comfort. Climate control, Air conditioning, Multi-line phone, Voice mail, Direct-dial phone, Complimentary bottled water, Refrigerator, Minibar, Coffee/tea maker, Wake-up calls, Daily housekeeping, Turndown service, Bathroom phone, Bathrobes, Complimentary toiletries, Hair dryer, Bidet, Extra towels/bedding in room, Makeup/shaving mirror, In-room massage available, Slippers, Satellite television service, Electronic/magnetic keys, In-room safe, Iron/ironing board (on request), Clock radio, Desk, Rollaway/extra beds available, Cribs/infant beds available, Smoking permitted, Free Wi-Fi, Free wired high-speed Internet

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Night club
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Bongeunsa: 0.6 mi
  • COEX Mall: 0.9 mi
  • Seoul Olympic Stadium: 1.2 mi
  • Apgujeong: 1.7 mi
  • Yeoksam: 1.9 mi
  • World Folklore Museum: 2.6 mi
  • Lotte World: 2.6 mi
  • Gwangjin: 2.6 mi
  • Jamsil: 2.6 mi
  • Songpa: 2.6 mi
  • Seongdong: 2.9 mi
  • Seocho: 3 mi
  • Itaewon Sepcial Tourist Zone: 3.2 mi
  • Leeum Samsung Museum of Art: 3.2 mi
  • Itaewon: 3.3 mi
  • Bongeunsa: 0.6 mi
  • COEX Mall: 0.9 mi
  • Seoul Olympic Stadium: 1.2 mi
  • Apgujeong: 1.7 mi
  • Yeoksam: 1.9 mi
  • World Folklore Museum: 2.6 mi
  • Lotte World: 2.6 mi
  • Gwangjin: 2.6 mi
  • Jamsil: 2.6 mi
  • Songpa: 2.6 mi
  • Seongdong: 2.9 mi
  • Seocho: 3 mi
  • Itaewon Sepcial Tourist Zone: 3.2 mi
  • Leeum Samsung Museum of Art: 3.2 mi
  • Itaewon: 3.3 mi
  • Seoul Olympic Park: 3.7 mi
  • Namsan Park: 3.9 mi
  • Jung: 3.9 mi
  • Dongdaemun Market: 4 mi
  • Dongdaemun: 4.1 mi
  • Seoul Tower: 4.1 mi
  • Cheonggyecheon: 4.1 mi
  • War Memorial of Korea: 4.3 mi
  • Myeongdong: 4.5 mi
  • Myeongdong Catholic Church: 4.6 mi
  • Chongmyo: 4.8 mi
  • Jongmyo Shrine: 4.8 mi
  • Lotte Duty Free: 4.9 mi
  • Namdaemun Market: 4.9 mi
  • Seongbuk: 4.9 mi
  • Yongsan: 4.9 mi
  • Namdaemun: 5 mi
  • Namsan Cable Car: 5 mi
  • Changgyeong Palace: 5.1 mi
  • Hangang Parks: 5.1 mi
  • Jongmyo: 5.1 mi
  • Namsangol Hanok Village: 5.1 mi
  • Deoksugung: 5.1 mi
  • Seoul Plaza: 5.1 mi
  • City Hall: 5.1 mi
  • Changdeokgung: 5.2 mi
  • Jogyesa Temple: 5.3 mi
  • Jongno: 5.3 mi
  • Admiral Yi Sun Shin Statue: 5.3 mi
  • Gwanghwamun: 5.6 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (35)

Ratings and reviews for Riviera Hotel Seoul

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
35 out of 35
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4
Value:
4

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rollin' in China
Los Angeles, California
May 22, 2014

Ribera (Riviera)

This hotel is great. It was clean, wifi, club downstairs, what more can you want? From the airport you can get on the bus that will drop you off right in front of the hotel. Pay attention though, they pronounce it "Ribera" so I didn't get off in time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Riviera Hotel Seoul

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cooler guy
Business
Portland Ore
Apr 5, 2014

Riveria hotel Gangnam

Hotel is great for the busienss traveler. close to everything. About 25 minutes from the Gimpo airport. Rooms are very clean. Beds are hard as a rock. If you are not used to sleeping in Asian style beds, this might not be the hotel for you. There is no padding at all. Around the corner from the hotel is several Conv stores. They sell drinks, snacks, and lite meals. Several great little eateries in the neighborhood. many of them are Korean BBQ. about 6 per block. English is an issue in this area. so you should load Goggle Translator on your phone. this will help you a lot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Riviera Hotel Seoul

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ShaneK
New York, New York
Mar 16, 2014

March 2013

Stayed 4 nights in March 2013. Staff are friendly and located in Cheongdamdong which makes it easy to get around.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Riviera Hotel Seoul

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CCfromGC
Business
Gold Coast, Australia
Dec 1, 2013

Solid Business Hotel

I stayed in this hotel Nov 2013 while attending an exhibition at COEX. It has a shuttle that runs each morning dropping off at the COEX South entrance. Taxis to/from COEX are about $4. Rooms are a good size and very clean. I found the bed a little hard even though I generally prefer harder beds to softer ones. I went looking for an ironing board one day but they are not standard equipment in the room. Staff were very helpful every time I needed to interact with them. I enjoyed the food in the restaurants. Wifi was free and available everywhere in the hotel. I would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Riviera Hotel Seoul

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mircea B
Business
Chicago, IL
Nov 19, 2013

Goood Place

I liked it. Room was nice. Gym was great. Price was very reasonable. Would go there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Riviera Hotel Seoul

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Diving tiger
San Francisco
Oct 22, 2013

Average

Seoul doesn't offer many choices when it comes to selecting hotels. Airport limo stops in front of the hotel when you arrive, but you have to walk 1/4 miles and cross a 8 lane major street to take a limo to the airport. Room is spacious but need some renovation. Staff are kind but not approachable, and the restaurant offers average food. Ok place for couple of days....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Riviera Hotel Seoul

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Diving tiger
San Francisco
Oct 18, 2013

Not the best but acceptable

Room is spacious and other facility is all right. Location is not the best but not too far away.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Riviera Hotel Seoul

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Cooler guy
Business
Portland Ore
Oct 6, 2013

Riviera Hotel nice.. but not 4 star.

Hotel was in good condition. Staff spoke very little English, in fact it took me 3 people to get checked in. If you speak Korean, this is the right hotel for you. Room comfort was rated low because of the beds. while I work all over Asia and I am familiar with hard beds, I have not seen anything like the beds in this hotel. they were so hard my arms fell asleep before I did! Staff was kind, but spoke very little English. There is not doubt that this hotel caters to the Korean population. not Westerners. In fact, I was the only Westerner at the hotel the 2 days I was there. Hotel was near many places to eat, but again, everything was Korean based and communication continued to be an issue. I suspect that I was in a very "local" area. I have stayed in Seoul for about 7 years on business now and I normally stay downtown. in that district the communication and service caters more to the Westerners. I am not rating the hotel as bad in general, its just difficult if you do not speak the local language. Hotel was very clean. People were courteous but had a difficult time with communication. .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

2 block down from the hotel was a Vietnamese restaurant. Food was outstanding and very fresh. Service was great. Also Tom Toms for coffee was great. Communication was no issue there and the coffee is some of the best I have drank. They are giving Starbucks a run for their money.

Review of Riviera Hotel Seoul

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
I love kim chee
Business
Japan
Aug 20, 2013

good choice

while only stayed one night as on a business trip, there were zero complaints Good, friendly, English speaking staff, location is very good (right near expressway) and excellent fitness center for a hotel. free wifi will come back next time to Seoul

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Riviera Hotel Seoul

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SHatVA
Business
Washington DC
Jul 16, 2013

1 day stopover

I stayed here to stay overnight for my trip back to DC. Good value for the price. The room I stayed would be too small for a family or for an extended stay. No ironing borad was the most inconvenient feature.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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